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GEAR UP Promising Practices
Promising Practice: 6 Ways to Engage Parents
Parent engagement is critical for student success, but also a challenge for schools. Use these successful strategies from GEAR UP schools.
Promising Practice: Virtual Admissions Visits
College admissions representatives don't often have the time or budget to travel to rural schools. Therefore, we piloted a virtual visits program that allowed college staff to meet with prospective high school students at GEAR UP schools.
Promising Practice: Starting On the Path to Career Pathways
The key to expanding Klamath Union High School's successful concurrent enrollment programs? Starting early and talking about careers and high school classes while still in middle school.
Promising Practice: Raising Rigor with Professional Development
Lowell High School is increasing opportunities for students to receive rigorous instruction, in large part due to targeted professional development.
Promising Practice: College Visits
Visiting a college campus is a powerful experience for middle and high school students who may not see themselves as college material.
Promising Practice: Exploring Options Besides the B.A.
College is any type of education or training after high school. GEAR UP schools help students explore a wide range of postsecondary programs and careers that may not require a 4-year degree.
Promising Practice: Supporting College Students
GEAR UP schools maintain contact with their recent graduates to provide a bridge of support through students' first year of postsecondary education.
Promising Practice: A College & Career Center That Works
The College & Career Center is a welcoming and colorful addition to Lebanon High School that stays in constant use.
Promising Practice: Supporting Latino Students & Families
The Juntos program empowers Latino families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to help students access college.
Promising Practice: College & Career Carnival
Who says college and career readiness can't be fun? At Lorna Byrne Middle School, students put their knowledge to the test as part of a college and career carnival, complete with prizes.
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